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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Preorder Guide: PS5 Edition Discounted Ahead Of Launch
Assassin's Creed Valhalla releases this week on six different platforms, and several preorder bonuses and editions are available.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla releases on Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Uplay and the Epic Games Store) tomorrow, November 10, with the PS5 version releasing alongside that console on November 12. This means Valhalla will be playable on a whopping six platforms (including Stadia). As an Assassin's Creed game, you can bet Valhalla has multiple editions to choose from when preordering. All editions are available to preorder now ahead of Valhalla's release this week, and there's still time to claim its preorder bonus by doing so.
Valhalla will feature a free upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox Series X and PS4 to PS5. If you purchase a physical edition for PS4, you'll have to insert the disc in your PS5 to play with the next-gen enhancements. The same goes for Xbox One to Series X. Meanwhile, those who purchase Valhalla digitally on PS4 or Xbox One will be able to download the enhanced next-gen version on PS5 or Series X/S. That means you'll only have to buy one edition of the game to play on both console generations, and you can save some money by getting the physical PS4 edition and upgrading to the PS5 for free, thanks to current discounts at Walmart and Amazon.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is set in the ninth century in a period of turmoil for the Vikings. You play as Eivor, a Viking raider who leads their clan away from the war-torn homeland of Norway on an adventure to England. Eivor can be played as male or female, and Ubisoft promises its combat will take cues from Viking fighting styles, with a reworked combat system that includes dual-wielding and more enemy variety. Like recent iterations of the franchise, Valhalla will have a season pass that grants access to post-launch DLC.
The game received an 8/10 in GameSpot's Assassin's Creed Valhalla review. "Despite its strong connection to past games, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is more than capable of standing on its own," associate editor Jordan Ramée wrote. "It takes a little while to build momentum, but when it hits its stride, Valhalla is a confident Assassin's Creed title that takes a few narrative risks which, as a whole, pay off. Eivor is a good hero with an identity that drives the mystery behind the main narrative, and she shines in the self-contained arc structure of Valhalla's story. The supporting cast may not shine as brightly, but it's easy to forgive that when exploring England and discovering new nuggets of worldbuilding is so rewarding."
Assassin's Creed Valhalla preorder bonuses
Preordering Assassin's Creed Valhalla unlocks access to a bonus mission dubbed The Way of the Berserker. If you preorder from GameStop, you'll also receive an exclusive double-sided poster, though you'll have to pick it up in-store. Meanwhile, My Best Buy members will get $10 reward credit for their purchase.
The standard edition comes with The Way of the Berserker mission and is available to preorder now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The best price is currently available at Amazon and Walmart, which are both selling the PS5- and PS4-version base game for $49.94. You can preorder the physical edition below and for PC at Ubisoft and the Epic Games Store.
Next up is the Gold Edition, which is available in both physical and digital formats. The Gold Steelbook Edition comes with the game, any preorder bonuses, the season pass, and a gold steelbook for $110. Those who preorder the $100 digital edition will just get the base game and season pass. Please note that Best Buy and GameStop also have digital Gold editions available for Xbox One (retailers can't sell PS4 digital codes anymore).
Physical Gold steelbook edition -- $110
Digital Gold edition -- $100
The Ragnarok Edition for Assassin's Creed Valhalla is basically an upgraded Gold edition that gets you a figurine of Eivor as well. You'll get the Gold Edition of the game, the season pass, a steelbook, and the bonus mission in addition to the statuette--altogether, the package will cost you $150 (the cost of the steelbook Gold Edition plus the $40 figurine).
If you don't care about the Eivor figurine, you could spend less money to buy the Ultimate Edition and get more digital content. Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Ultimate Edition--available in both physical and digital formats--includes the base game, any preorder bonuses, season pass, and the Ultimate Pack. Listed as exclusive customization content, the Ultimate Pack comes with the following items:
- Berserker Gear Pack
- Berserker Settlement Pack
- Berserker Longship Pack
- Set of Runes for gear upgrades
GameStop also has an exclusive Ultimate Edition that comes with a steelbook case for $130.
Physical Ultimate steelbook edition -- $130
Digital Ultimate edition -- $120
The Collector's Edition bundles all of the Ultimate Edition content--base game, preorder bonuses, season pass, and Ultimate Pack--and adds a bunch of physical goodies:
- Ultimate Edition of the game with preorder bonuses
- Replica statue of Eivor and her longship (30 cm)
- Steelbook (exclusive to Ubisoft Store)
- Collector's case with unique artwork
- Statuette of Eivor with his Raven and Dane axe (5 cm)
- 3 exclusive lithographs showcasing concept art for the game
- Selected soundtrack
- Numbered certificate of authenticity
The $200 Collector's Edition is available exclusively at the Ubisoft Store for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It's currently sold out but could come back in stock ahead of launch. It's important to note that the Xbox Collector's edition comes with a digital code--the PlayStation edition is a physical disc.
More Assassin's Creed Valhalla collectibles
The Collector's Edition isn't the only way to snag Valhalla collectibles. Ubicollectibles will also release a new Hidden Blade Replica based on its look in Valhalla and an Eivor The Wolf-Kissed figurine. Right now, we're only seeing the Hidden Blade up for preorder on the EU site, where it's selling for €59.99.
The Eivor The Wolf-Kissed figure is also up for preorder on the EU site for €59.99. We'll update with US links if they become available.
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